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Youth Curling Program

Youth Curling Program

Youth Curling Program

Please note: Our youth programs are at capacity for 2023-24. We will accept siblings of existing participants on a case by case basis. Please contact the office for more information.

The Sunday Youth Curling Program will be open to all youth curlers aged 7-18, no experience required! 

New for the 2023-2024 season, we will have two 9-week programs for the U12 group (fall and winter, you are welcome to register for the full season too), and one full length season for the U15 and U18 participants. 

Each Sunday session is made up of two main parts: the first half is instruction, followed by games in the second half. On-ice coaches guide athletes through activities focusing on that week's topic. Instruction will focus on technical skills, sportsmanship and etiquette, strategy, respect, and having fun. The lessons will be varied depending on the athletes ages and skill levels. Following an off-ice break to warm up and have a snack, the second half of the session is game-play. Coaches will be on the ice to support the athletes with their technical skills, as well as their communication and team dynamics skills. Teams will be selected each week. Athletes will be placed into teams to best support their athletic skills while building friendships.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand to change, warmup, and chat with your friends. If possible, allow the same time after each game to socialize with your team and opposition, in the spirit of curling tradition.

Participants will need:

  • A CLEAN pair of rubber-soled shoes (i.e running shoes, sneakers, etc) that are carried into the club and not worn by the curler from the parking lot into the club -- this is mandatory as dirt and debris can harm the ice surface. Curling shoes are not required.
  • Helmets are required for kids 12 years old and younger, and are recommended for curlers with fewer than 3 years experience.
  • Wear stretchy or loose fitting clothes (i.e sweatpants/joggers, leggings, yoga pants, T-shirts and hoodies or zipped sweaters/thin jackets.) Comfortable layers suitable for 1.5 hours of play in a 4 degree Celsius arena. Jeans are not recommended.
  • Non-slip gloves or mitts are also recommended.
As per Oakville Curling Club Policy, all participants under the age of 12 are required to wear a properly fitted and secured (as per the direction of the manufacturer) helmet certified by the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) in the curling rink.  Curling, skating, hockey, snowboarding, skiing or other CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved helmets are all acceptable options.  Other forms of headgear are not sufficient.  We are following the recommendations supported by the National Canadian Curling governing body.  

Regardless of knowledge or curling experience, there are ways for all parents and guardians to participate in the program! Our program is run entirely by amazing volunteers, and extra hands are always appreciated on and off the ice (snack table and hot chocolate stations, for example!) Instructor lessons will be offered to parents curious about helping on-ice, no curling experience required, just a positive attitude! If you’re curious about learning how you can help out, please email Bridget by clicking the name below!

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Time: Sundays 1:15pm - 3:15pm (please arrive by 1:00pm to change into curling shoes and check in, off-ice intro and warm-up to begin at 1:15pm.)

To Join: 

Step 1: Your child needs their own account. Click here to create an account

Step 2: Login as your child and Register for curling

Dates: (Full program runs all 18 weeks)

Fall Program 2023
Winter Program 2024
Oct 15
 Jan 14
Oct 22
 Jan 21
Oct 29
 Feb 4
Nov 5
 Feb 11
Nov 12
 Feb 18
Nov 19
 Feb 25
Dec 3
 Mar 3
Dec 10
 Mar 17
Dec 17
 Mar 24*

*Year end Spiel. All kids from fall, winter, and full-year programs are encouraged to play!